February 2017
Meet Jodi!

If you are interested in learning more about how you can better market your business through your Chamber Membership, Jodi is the person for you!

Jodi Kittle is joining the Chamber Staff as our new Communications Manager. She has been living in Muskegon her entire life and loves the outdoor opportunities available in Muskegon. She especially loves going on hikes with her husband and dog, and attending different sporting events. She is very excited to be working at the Chamber and is looking forward to getting to know all of the Chamber members!

What Happened Last Year?

In this year's annual report we only had room to  outline our top achievements in each of the four pillars of the Chamber mission

It's because of these accomplishments that we were a Chamber of the Year Finalist from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Thank you members  for making this one of the  BEST THREE CHAMBERS IN THE COUNTRY! 

Connect With Other Chamber Members
Based on survey responses, your Chamber understands there is a need for a free way to promote your organization to other members.

Your Chamber has created a private Facebook group exclusively for chamber members. This is a great opportunity for you to interact in a private, casual setting. 

How It Works:

Search for "MLCC Member Connect".

Request to join, and a Chamber staff member will verify you belong to a Chamber member business or organization and accept your request.

Now you are ready to:

  • Post information about new products, services, exciting opportunities or upcoming events
  • Ask questions about business or happenings in the community
  • Find referrals from others
The group will be moderated by Chamber staff and they will have the final say on what is considered appropriate for the group.
Last Call to Nominate an Entrepreneur of Excellence!
What is an E-Award?  An E-award recognizes an Entrepreneur of Excellence! We will recognize Entrepreneurs of Excellence and one as "Muskegon's 2017 Outstanding Entrepreneur" at a luncheon on April 19th.  Please help us identify local businesses that are innovative, successful and growing! 

If you work with any businesses that are innovative and experiencing growth, nominate themNominations for this esteemed recognition are being accepted until Friday, February 17.

Member Benefit:  Integrity Business Solutions
If you're not saving $$ on your office supplies, you should be!

The Chamber partners with  Integrity Business Solutions  to offer members  EXCLUSIVE benefits such as: 
  • Discounts on already low-priced office supplies
  • Free next day delivery with no minimum order size
  • Custom online ordering system
  • "No Hassle" return policy
  • Local, knowledgeable support representatives
  • Online reporting: track budgets, control costs, improve efficiency

For more information about how you can save money on your office supplies call Integrity Business solutions at 231-799-9799

Success Virtual Learning Center
Tuesday, February 28
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(Ribbon Cutting at 11:30 AM)
950 West Norton Ave.

Treasure Hunt Antiques
Thursday, March 9
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
980 W. Broadway
February 6 - ADAC Automotive

Click Here to read more about #MemberMonday
Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 AM Registration
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Program
LocationFolkert Community Hub & Banquet Center
640 Seminole Road, Muskegon 49441
Topic: South Muskegon County is growing in population, businesses and attractions! Find out what is happening from our community leaders.
Price: $18/member
$30/general admission
$225/corporate table of 8
Event Sponsors: Accident Fund, Lighthouse Insurance Group

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Training Room
Topic: Learn free and low cost marketing tools that are included in your chamber membership benefits.
Price: Free
Event Sponsors: Accident Fund, Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 11, 2017
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Fricano Place Event Center
Topic Featuring over 40 exhibitors showcasing the latest in home, garden and remodeling along with DIY and Education sessions.
Price: $3 admission (each ticket valid for $3 off Fricano Pizza during the Home Show)
Event Sponsors: Meijer, Shepherd Shoreline, Keene Lumber, Staples, Wasserman's Flowers & Gifts, Blended Furniture Market, Fricano Place, Lakeshore Home Builders Association.

Mercy Health of Muskegon